This year’s NAS Design Partnership Awards 2016 is inviting designers and fit-out contractors to put forward their innovative, boundary pushing projects by 1 July 2016 with winners being announced on 15 September at the BAFTA Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London.

Organised by the National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) the entries will be judged by Dave Park, Immediate Past President and Trustee, Cumberland Construction; Vanessa Brady OBE,  British interior designer and businesswoman; Kaye Newman, Course Leader at the CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University; and Alasdair Lennox, executive creative director, EMEA at FITCH, who will be the sole judge appraising all the student entries.

Entrants do not need to be members of NAS and all shortlisted projects are visited by the judging panel who will be unaware of the companies that have entered them or are involved in the design and build.

Categories are open for nominations in 2016 include Retail; Leisure; Heritage;  Product (including Lighting); Small project (including Lighting); Future Designer; Student Model; Young Designer; and Outstanding Contribution.